GRSE Calcutta Bags First Major Warship Export Order

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    GRSE Calcutta Bags First Major Warship Export Order


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    Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) has become the first Indian shipyard to bag a major warship construction contract from abroad .

    GRSE Calcutta designed OPV ordered by Mauritius. Photo Credit: Vijainder K Thakur
    May 01, 2012, (Sawf News) - Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) has become the first Indian shipyard to bag a major warship construction contract from abroad .

    On April 23, 2012 the keel of an Offshore Patrol Vessel (MOPV) ordered by Mauritius was laid during a ceremony attended by the High Commissioner of Mauritius, Dr Arye Kumar Juggessar, and GRSE Chairman & MD Rear Admiral (Retd) A.K. Verma.

    On March 4, 2011, GRSE had signed a contract valued at $58.5 million to build the ship within 42 months of contract signing.

    The 1350 ton MOPV would be 74.10 mtr long with a molded breadth of 11.40 mtr. It will have a top speed of 20 knots and a maximum range of 5000 nautical miles.

    The ship would be fitted with state of the art Main Engines, Engine Control and Integrated Bridge System integrating all Communication and Navigation Systems.

    The ships will have fully air conditioned modular accommodation for upto 93 personnel.

    The multipurpose MOPV would be capable of performing Anti Piracy, Search & Rescue Operation, Anti Smuggling & Anti-Drug Surveillance, Anti Poaching Operation, Logistic Support Operation (including Transportation of Dry Cargo, Fuel Oil, Fresh Food), Pollution Response and External Fire Fighting, Transportation of Small Detachment of Troops/Personnel, Helicopter Operations (without hanger).

    The ship, once constructed, will ensure safety and security in the Maritime Zones/EEZ of Mauritius.
     
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    Good news..
     
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    Good news indeed...

    The order is for how many ships?
     
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    The shipyard is a few kilometres from the place I'm sitting. Great news indeed.
     
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    great news hope more orders follow.....
     
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    42 months is like super lazy shipyard. they are taking so much time for an OPV which is just 1350 ton, though a good news but still performance wise not a good shipyard
     
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    A good start.

    Will go and visit GRSE.

    A stone's throw away.
     
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    Kolkata yard launches offshore patrol vessel for Mauritius | idrw.org
     
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    Mauritius: A new ship of maritime surveillance, CGS Barracuda, officially put in water on Friday in India

    Source : Mauritius: A new ship of maritime surveillance, CGS Barracuda, officially put in water on Friday in India
     
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    Principal Particulars

    Length Overall (m) 74.1 (Approx)
    Breadth (m) 11.4
    Depth (m) 7.90
    Draught (m) 3.50
    Displacement (tonne) 1350 (Approx)(Full Load)
    Speed (knot) Max 20
    Range (tonne) [email protected] Knots of Economical Speed

    Propulsion machinery
    Main Engine MTU Diesel Engines 2 x 4300 KW

    Power Generation
    Diesel Generator Sets 4 X 250 KW, 1 X 80 KW
     
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    Very good beginning...
     
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    ^^^^^^

    Isn't the top speed of the OPV at 20 knots on lower side?
     
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    I think the ship is design as per customer requirements..

     
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    Seems like its for 1 ship.
     
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    CGS Barracuda welcomed at Port Louis.
     
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